Hitachi Announcing 4.5kW Car Li-Ion Battery Soon on Market

Although it has many opponents even among green technology sustainers, the good-old battery still evolves to help us have those all-electric vehicles beneath us, and make us drive cleaner and faster than ever.

Nickel Found to Control the Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are well-known for their long lasting lives. However, researchers believe there is still room for discussion. A group of scientists at the Department...

Nanostructured Silicon Sponge Doubles the Capacity of Li-Ion Batteries

The world is waiting for a breakthrough in energy storage, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of the Department of Energy, might just...

California Power Company’s Energy Storage Up by 50MW

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS)  has joined with SunEdison to fulfill their 50 megawatt contract with Southern California Edison (SCE). The contractors will work directly with...

Battery-Like Bacterial Enzyme Stores Energy Biologically

Clean energy is now an almost achieved dream, especially with the newly reported Concordia University (Canada) physicists’ research findings. The researchers led by Associate Professor László Kálmán have...

Active Dual Functioning Electrolyte Boosts Capacity and Extends Life of Batteries

Scientists and engineers have been trying to improve the capacity and extend the life-span of conventional batteries ever since their initial creation. We often...

New Special Nozzle Makes Methane Hydrates Easier to Obtain

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy found out a way to chemically enclose methane in cage-like ice crystals. This technology is much safer than current liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is transported at very low temperatures and high pressures.

New Nano-Materials Mix Boosts Li-Ion Battery Capacity

Carbon nanotubes have been in the focus of many scientists and universities studying battery technologies recently. Now, a group of Rice University researchers found out the novel properties of carbon nanotubes surrounded by metal-oxide arrays for use in lithium ion batteries.
Electric vehicle battery technology has taken the next step with a self-heating battery.

Beat Winter with a Self-Heating Battery

Researchers believe they have found the next way to cure winter blues – for electric vehicle battery technology, anyways. A lithium-ion battery that heats on...